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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 17, 2012 6:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'best of's for radio special

My son has often said that Pig sounds like James Brown. (And not in reference to Man's World in particular.) Which I'm sure would make Pig pretty happy.

In fact, I bet Pig took his rap schtick from African-American blues artists. It would be interesting to find one that sounds Pig-ish. Not that I have any actual suggestions ... but maybe someone who really knows the blues would?

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Poster: Skobud Date: Jan 17, 2012 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'best of's for radio special

Off the top of my head Althea, I think the person who sounds most like Pig is Leon Russell, especially in '70 and '71. Its funny that another white guy playing essentially black music sounds identical to Pig - who in my opinion sings and sounds like a black man. Very soulful, powerful blues sound, and of course the raps.